Attributes of Anthocharis stella

Stella Orangetip
Anthocharis stella W.H. Edwards, 1879

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing with large, orange-red spot; border of apex dark, narrow. Female spot smaller; dark border with white wedges. Underside of hindwing with scattered, olive-green marbling. Some individuals are yellow.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 7/8 inches (3.5 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol, mostly in valleys, for females. Eggs are laid singly near tops of host plants. Young caterpillars feed on flower buds, older ones on flowers and fruits. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from late March to mid-August, primarily mid-June through mid-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family including tansy-mustard (Descurainia), hedge mustard (Sisymbrium) and rock cresses (Arabis) species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar, including that of host mustards, violets, thistles, fiddleneck, and brodiaeas.
Habitat: Deserts, open woods, orchards, fields, meadows, stream courses, canyons.
Range: Alaska coast south to Baja California, east to North Dakota, New Mexico, extreme western Texas.
Conservation: Conserve restricted populations.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Preserve host plant and flyway habitats.
Taxonomy Notes:

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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Modoc County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mono County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lassen County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plumas County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sierra County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nevada County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Placer County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Dorado County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alpine County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Amador County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Siskiyou County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shasta County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tuolumne County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mariposa County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madera County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fresno County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ada County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Adams County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bannock County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Benewah County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bingham County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Blaine County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boise County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bonner County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bonneville County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boundary County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Butte County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Camas County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Caribou County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cassia County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clearwater County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Custer County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Elmore County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fremont County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Idaho County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Kootenai County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Latah County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lemhi County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lewis County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nez Perce County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oneida County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Owyhee County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shoshone County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teton County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Valley County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details